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Monday, December 28, 2015

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Graphic Video Shows 60-Year-Old Jewish Man Being Brutally Mugged In Midwood


By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 04:34 pm
muggingA surveillance video shows a 60-year-old Jewish man being brutally mugged on a Midwood Sidewalk early Monday morning. The Daily News identified the victim as Eli Weinstein. The newspaper reports he was attacked by two hoodie-wearing assailants just before 1am on Avenue M near East 8th Street. The video, first published by JP Updates, shows the [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Meteor Shower, Polar Bear Plunge, New Year’s In Coney Island


By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 03:21 pm
The 2015 Polar Bear Plunge.Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Ring in the New Year by watching the ball drop on the Parachute Jump in Coney Island. Then take a brisk dip with the Polar Bear’s the next day and finish the weekend by watching nature’s most spectacular fireworks display, the Quadrantids meteor shower, with the park rangers [...]

‘I Want To See Arab Blood’ Man Allegedly Screams At Pakistanis In Marine Park


By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 02:01 pm
(Photo: Sean Loyless / Flickr)Police charged a Coney Island resident with a hate crime after he allegedly chased four Pakistani men in Marine Park Saturday night while screaming “I want to see Arab blood in the streets.” The Daily News reports that James Samways, who works as a janitor and UPS worker, was arraigned Sunday and charged with menacing as a hate [...]

Hallelujah! F Train Service Restored At Avenue X (And Other Transit Updates)


By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 12:09 pm
Photo by ricangeeknBelow you’ll find early week Sheepshead Bay subway changes on the B, F and Q lines in Brooklyn. Check back later this week to see what’s happening this weekend. F Line Service restored at Avenue X. Effective 5am Monday, December 28 . F trains stop at Avenue X in both directions. B Line Brighton Beach-bound B [...]

Cops Charge 23-Year-Old Driver Involved In Fatal Crash On Gravesend Neck Road


By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 11:18 am
(Photo: Qfamily / Flickr)Cops arrested the driver of white van who struck and killed a 77-year-old woman last week while she crossed Gravesend Neck Road near East 21st Street. The NYPD says 23-year-old Zafrom Ghafoor has been charged with failure to yield and failure to exercise due care for the fatal crash. According to authorities, Ghafoor was driving a 2005 [...]

Two Men Go Missing In Southern Brooklyn On Christmas Day


By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 09:57 am
Police say 81-year-old Santos Carrasquillo, left, and 59-year-old Alexey Goryunov both went missing on December 25.Police are asking for the public’s assistance finding two men who were reported missing in southern Brooklyn on Christmas Day. The NYPD did not say the missing person reports are related. Cops say 81-year-old Santos Carrasquillo was last seen leaving Coney Island Hospital just before 5am on December 25. Police describe Carrasquillo, a Coney Island resident, as five [...]

Morning Mug: “Yes, I Was Born In Coney Island. The Holy Land.” — Arlo Guthrie


By Alex Ellefson on Dec 28, 2015 07:00 am
Photo by Bob De ThomasMorning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Treecycle your Holiday Tree (Sponsored)


By Sheepshead Bites on Dec 26, 2015 11:00 am
img_8830.jpgNow that the holidays are over, it’s time to ring in the New Year! Get a fresh start by recycling your holiday tree at one of the many MulchFest 2016 locations in Brooklyn on January 9 and 10. Your tree will be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! At certain locations, [...]

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